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Mtsensk

Mtsensk

The name Mtsensk is famous due to Nikolai Leskov's story Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District and the subsequent opera by Dmitry Shostakovich. However the reason most people visit Mtsensk is due to another literary connection - the country estate of Ivan Turgenev, which is located just outside the city. You could easily visit Mtsensk along with a trip to Oryol.


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Мценск
Status
City-municipality and administrative centre of the Mtsensk District of the Oryol Region
Location
On the River Zysha
Distance
50km north-east of Oryol; 315km south of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
39,783 people (2014)
First Mentioned
1146
City Day
20 July
Official Website
http://www.adm-mtsensk.ru/